It's not Lolo Jones' fault that we want a beautiful virgin to cheer for. So why is anyone upset with her about that?
It's true that Jones and her endorsers have been a little too obvious about building an image. We don't want to feel manipulated. So some people have had enough of Jones, and the months of Jones buildup leading into the Olympics.
On Monday, she won her first heat in the 100-meter hurdles. When Jamaican Brigitte Foster-Hylton clipped a hurdle and was eliminated, Jones tried to console her, but Foster-Hylton seemed to throw herself to the ground.
"You know, honestly, emotions were just outpouring from her,'' Jones said. "Even if she would've punched me, I totally would understand.''
It feels as if a lot of people are taking their punches at Jones now.
She starts the London Games not on the publicity high she was on months ago, when she tweeted that she was a virgin and spoke about it on HBO. Mostly, public feelings are positive about her, but now there is an unmist...